Walking on Eggshells
Author: Megan Anderson (Indiana, US)
While I am caring for my grandparents I sometimes feel as if I am walking on eggshells. Their burdens are so heavy with physical pain, emotional anxiety and mental confusion that I don’t share my own burdens with them for fear of troubling them. Hearing anything negative easily upsets them, which makes being completely authentic difficult in their company.
I never need to walk on eggshells with God. After a trying day of fetching medicines, scrubbing floors and washing laundry, I’m welcome to fling my whole self into God’s arms: frustrations, worries, doubts, sin, questions, as well as praises and thanksgiving. I can’t surprise, hide from or deceive God. All my troubles are small compared to the Lord’s infinite wisdom and power.
Christ died and rose again that we might enjoy full access to God through the Holy Spirit and be known and loved completely. Nothing can taint or diminish divine love. When we throw our hearts into God’s embrace through prayer, he showers us with abundant love.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for embracing us exactly as we are. Amen